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November 23rd, 2006


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12:20 pm - Thanksgiving
"Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Worship the LORD with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.

Know that the LORD is God.
It is he who has made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of pasture."

Psalm 100:1-2


I am so blessed. I thank God for so many things:


For my steady paycheck, and the raise I got this fall.

For a family who has always loved and accepted me (even if my poor mom didn't quite understand the whole fannish thing for a while, bless her), and been a place where I could learn and grow and discover the reality of faith in Christ.

For the grace and mercy of God, throughout life, in large things as well as small. That He loves me completely as I am, yet doesn't leave me there; that He heals my hurts as well as gives me strength to love like Him.

For my beloved friends.

For the people who don't mind if I cry around them. For the people who can pray for me and with me, and allow me to pray for them.

For the trust given to me by the people I am close to. I feel so unworthy; and so grateful; and so privilaged.

For language (as Peter Wimsey said, "I find it very easy to get drunk on words"), communication; for the craft of words and story and character, in all forms and genres. For the grace and beauty of being touched and touching through that medium.

For people--both in RL and online--who share my faith, my obsessions, and my fannishness. I am blessed beyond words by you all.



For running hot water. "A loon is he who will not sing, O, Water Hot is a noble thing!"

For coffee. *inhales dreamily*

For a neighborhood safe enough to take solo walks through.

For the pseudo-ghetto talk that my two co-worker constantly engage in; they amuse me to no end.

For turns of phrase, and puns.

For dreaming, the crazy weird tales and images of my sleeping mind.

For crossover fic ideas, with all their wonderful congruities and echoes.

For the feel of old paper in a 50-year-old book.

For the sound of a voice over the phone, the sound of a friend I haven't seen in months.

For old thoughts and new beginnings.


And for the coming year, to keep in mind, these words, "Tests are a gift. Great tests are a great gift."
Current Mood: gratefulgrateful

(13 lit candles | Light a candle)

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From:jd3000
Date:November 23rd, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
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For the pseudo-ghetto talk that my two co-worker constantly engage in; they amuse me to no end.

HA! A couple of Herbert Kornfeld acolytes?

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 24th, 2006 07:49 am (UTC)
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Not sure who that is and too tired to wiki/google, but they're young black guys who are highly educated and very mischevious and talk ghetto simply because it amuses the rest of us (and them).
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From:jd3000
Date:November 24th, 2006 05:23 pm (UTC)
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Ah...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_Kornfeld (warning: coarse [ghetto] language)

-JD
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 27th, 2006 07:19 pm (UTC)
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*sporfle* Not quite that coarse, but close. At least my co-workers are actually black. :-)
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From:maevebran
Date:November 24th, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
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Happy Thanksgiving! Nice choice on the Bible verse today.
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 24th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, though I have to credit the priest at a nearby Anglican church where my roommate and I attended service yesterday morning. :-)
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From:kerravonsen
Date:November 24th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
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8-)
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From:whitemartyr
Date:November 24th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
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hug hug hug

Miss you.

I'm glad you can see these gifts in your life right down to pseudo-ghetto talk and hot water. Hee.

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From:izhilzha
Date:November 24th, 2006 04:41 pm (UTC)
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Aw, your awesome friendship icon. :-)

I miss you too! We should talk, as I have a long weekend going on right now.

And however crappy the Big Life Stuff, I have always managed to thank God for hot running water. :-D
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From:whitemartyr
Date:November 25th, 2006 03:02 am (UTC)
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You long weekend, me 17 1/2 hours of work in two days. Weee. :P

Maybe after I get home from work tomorrow? Around 9 or 10 my time?

From:(Anonymous)
Date:November 25th, 2006 05:25 am (UTC)
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Wow. *blesses you with rest*

That sounds like it should work. Whose turn is it to call?
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From:whitemartyr
Date:November 25th, 2006 02:10 pm (UTC)
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I think it might be your turn actually. :) Try me around 6 or 7 your time?
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From:izhilzha
Date:November 25th, 2006 06:39 pm (UTC)
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Coolness. :-) I shall. And I did shopping yesterday (at stores, and at the little botique on Magnolia, the one that always had the fancy dresses in the window), so I shall have to blabber at you about pretty dresses and stuff. Wish you'd been there!

(also i have your xmas present now. heeeheeheeheee.)

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